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Great Lakes Aquatic Gap Project

Wisconsin Objectives for 2002-03

There are three primary objectives to be undertaken in the coming year 1) Development of a GIS 2) Development of the biological database and preliminary analysis 3) Develop, conduct, and participate in outreach activities.

1. GIS development will include:

  • Review literature and publications
  • Acquire GIS spatial data layers, AMLs, and other processing tools
  • Investigate the use of ecoregions to define Ecological Drainage Units
  • Complete delineation of draft Valley Segment classification
  • Identify and test conflation methods for transferring Valley Segment attributes between 1:24000 and 1:100000 hydrography layers.

2. Biological Database development will include:

  • Determine and develop database structure
  • Develop a list of sources of fish (main focus), benthic invertebrate, and freshwater mussel data
  • Acquire fish data and enter into database
  • Review literature related to a habitat suitability index for fish and other target taxa
  • Data analysis will include a pilot effort to link the fish data to valley segments

3. Outreach will include:

  • Develop a Wisconsin Aquatic Gap Web page
  • Conduct technical subgroup and stakeholders meetings
  • Conduct meetings with other Great Lakes Aquatic Gap projects to coordinate efforts
  • Establish a multi-institutional approach toward development of a Statewide Aquatic Gap project

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U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey
For information regarding the Wisconsin Aquatic GAP Project please contact Jana Stewart, jsstewar@usgs.gov.
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